Carrie Pilby

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9780733545542
Author: Caren Lissner
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Carrie Pilby doesn't fit in. She lives in a world full of people she can't relate to, and the only person she sees on a regular basis is her therapist. When he comes up with a five-point plan to help her discover the 'positive aspects of social interaction', Carrie, who would rather stay at home in bed, is forced to view the world in a new light.Filled with wry humour and insight, Carrie Pilby explores the trade-offs we all make to fit in.Caren Lissner works as a newspaper editor. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's and Jane magazine.Carrie Pilby's therapist says that she's 'not skilled at social interaction'. Her old Harvard professor called her 'fresh' and 'brilliant', but then, he had a more-than-academic interest in her. Her new friend Kara says Carrie thinks too much, but Kara has more than a passing interest in Carrie herself.Carrie thinks she's fine the way she is. But she lives in a world full of people she can't relate to, and spends Saturday nights looking out the window at everyone else having fun. So maybe not fine, exactly.Her therapist, the only person she sees on a regular basis, devises a five-point plan to help her discover the 'positive aspects of social interaction'. Carrie, who would rather stay at home in bed, is forced to view the world in a new light.Meeting the challenges Dr Petrov has set for her opens Carrie up to unusual characters, gets her into uncompromising situations and lets her cast her keen eye on the ways people interact. Filled with wry humour and insight, 'Carrie Pilby' explores the trade-offs we all make to fit in.

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